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Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’...

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

Stories about "Beach erosion":

Artificial reefs for coastal erosion control

The building of seawalls has been the subject of a controversial court case brought against BSC in recent years. What are the other options?

Searching for answers to Byron’s beach erosion problem

With Crown Lands currently preparing to lodge a DA so their existing geobags, placed in front of the Beach Byron Bay restaurant, can remain for five years, a prominent coastal engineer has blasted the move as ‘naive and ignorant’. 

Coastal erosion in Byron Bay – a solution?

Erosion in Byron Bay appears out of control and may have the potential to threaten the welfare of the town.

A closer peek at Council’s Main Beach project

While Main and Clarkes Beach continue to erode, Council are exploring ways to protect the headland at Jonson Street.

Clarke’s Beach cafe told to prepare for ‘future retreat’ in the face of severe coastal erosion

The state government is set to install sand bags at Clarkes Beach to protect the Beach Byron Bay cafe and Whites Cottage from the coastal erosion that has decimated the popular strip.

Coastal management vital – help Byron Shire Council plan

The impact of cyclones and costal erosion is an ongoing issue for all coastal communities and is of particular importance with the future impacts of climate change that are underway. Byron Shire Council is seeking feedback on stage 1 if it's coastal strategy.

Iconic Byron beaches listed as ‘at risk’ from climate change

Byron Shire Council is working towards protecting its tourism market by increasing its reliance on renewable energy and cutting greenhouse gas pollution, according to mayor Simon Richardson.

Byron’s iconic surfing beaches still under threat

Byron’s world-renowned surfing beaches and related ‘tourist activities’ are at risk owing to Byron Shire Council’s relentless push to create plans that favour coastal protection structures, a state government department warned again recently.

Erosion affects Clarkes Beach access

The main access stairs to Byron Bay’s popular Clarkes Beach have had to be demolished after erosion made them unsafe.

Focus moves to beach erosion as Marcia breaks up

Updated Sunday 11am The north coast has dodged a bullet as ex-tropical cyclone Marcia continued to break up off the coast on Sunday without causing a much-feared additional deluge following the already massive falls.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.